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Good luck message from Leader of Leeds City Council to Team GB athletes at Rio 2016 Paralympic Games


Councillor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council said:

“We would like to wish Team GB and all our Leeds and Yorkshire athletes the very best of luck in the Rio Paralympic Games.

“We cannot wait to see them perform on one of the world’s biggest sporting stages, and as always all of our local athletes can be guaranteed of tremendous support from the Leeds and Yorkshire public.

“A special Yorkshire homecoming event is of course being held in Leeds on September 28 which will be a fantastic way in which to recognise and congratulate all of our Paralympic and Olympic athletes on their performances in Rio.”

Great Britain and Northern Ireland competed, under the name Great Britain, at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 7 September to 18 September 2016. The first places for which the team qualified were for six athletes in sailing events.

Great Britain will have a team of 264 athletes competing at the Rio Paralympics in 19 sports. The British team have never finished outside the top five in the medal table.
At London 2012, they won 120 medals, including 34 golds, to finish third behind China and Russia – and hopes are high they can surpass that in Brazil.